Shaftesbury High School

Shaftesbury High School

Latest Guidance, Letters & Information

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HEADTEACHER UPDATE 23-09-20 - Face Coverings in Taxis

Hello,

As you are aware new government guidance includes the instruction that face coverings must be worn in taxis. We are currently seeking guidance whether this includes school transport. Assuming it does, please ensure your child has an appropriate face covering/mask for all taxi journeys. We have a small number of disposable face masks in school - please let us know if your child needs one. Thank you. 

HEADTEACHER UPDATE 18-09-20 - Local Lockdown Concerns

Hello,

Like you, I am hearing lots of rumours regarding the possibility of a Lancashire lockdown and what implications this may have on school openings. The best information I have is that schools will continue to operate normally and you should send your child to school as usual.

I will of course update you on any change to school arrangements. At time of writing there are no confirmed cases of COVID at Shaftesbury and this is in part due to pupils responding positively to the measures we have put in place. Thank you so much for your support with this.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO ADVISE US OF ANY CHANGES TO CONTACT NUMBERS, EMAIL AND ADDRESSES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

SAFER OPENING - What are we doing at Shaftesbury? 

FAQ GUIDANCE VULNERABLE HOUSEHOLDS AND TESTING – MAY 2020

ANNEX TO SCHOOL BEHAVIOUR POLICY & PUPIL AGREEMENT - MAY 2020 (to be signed by pupil and parent and adhered to.)

ADDENDUM TO SCHOOL BEHAVIOUR POLICY JUNE 2020

What we all should be doing

The most important thing we can all do is exercise good hygiene procedures to keep ourselves and others as safe as possible.

  1. It is essential that everyone washes their hands more often, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand washing with soap employs mechanical action that loosens bacteria and viruses from the skin, rinsing them into the drain. Drying hands afterwards makes the skin less hospitable to the virus. Hand sanitiser can be effective if soap is not available or the situation makes using soap less feasible (i.e. when outside) but using hand sanitiser provides none of the virus-destroying friction that rubbing your hands together and rinsing with water provides.  The latest guidance and video on hand washing can be found at: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/
  2. Avoid touching your face
  3. Ensure children in your care wash their hands regularly and thoroughly.
  4. Use tissues when coughing and sneezing and dispose of safely.

Catch it, Kill it, Bin it!

Updates

Our school website will be reviewed and updated as necessary and will have 

  • links to on-line learning resources
  • latest advice and information

You should access this frequently to receive updates on school closure/openings.